Dr Lea Kendrick

Clinical Psychologist

Lea Kendrick

I am a UK qualified Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 10 years of experience working for the NHS. I have been an expat for over 5 years, living and working in both Singapore and the UAE.

CBT for Anxiety Disorders:

Although I enjoy working with a range of difficulties, my specialism is helping adults struggling with anxiety disorders. I had the privilege of previously working at a national specialist anxiety disorders service in London; a leader in research, training and the clinical treatment of anxiety disorders. Part of my role involved seeing clients referred from across the UK for treatment resistant obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). As well as OCD, I have extensive experience helping people with other anxiety disorders including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, health anxiety, panic disorder, hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, generalised anxiety, emetophobia and specific phobias.

As a Clinical Psychologist, I am trained in a variety of psychological approaches, but I chose to complete further training and specialise in providing high-quality Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT has been researched extensively with an array of psychological disorders and has the best evidence base for treating low mood, anxiety disorders and trauma. In short, we know it can work!

CBT for Women’s Mental Health:

I fully appreciate that the mental health support needs of women fluctuate throughout their lives, and I am passionate about helping women navigate any challenges they may face. During the perinatal period, as a mother myself, I know how challenging this time of life can be, and the ways in which pregnancy, giving birth and looking after a baby can bring difficulties. I have a special interest in helping women experiencing anxiety over this period, particularly the development and treatment of OCD, tokophobia (fear of childbirth), and birth trauma. I also provide psychological support to women struggling with infertility or undergoing IVF.

Every woman is going to experience menopause, but each woman’s experience is unique. The stages of menopause may be difficult for some. Although therapy cannot help with the hormone depletion, it can be useful to manage difficult symptoms including anxiety, low mood, sleep disturbance or feelings of loss. I offer CBT to help women during their menopausal journey.

CBT Supervision:

Alongside my previous role in London, I also worked as a Course Tutor and Clinical Supervisor on the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London; a world leader for education and research in mental health. Here, I provided training and expert high-quality group supervision in CBT to future psychological therapists.

For fellow clinicians, I also continue to provide specialist clinical supervision in CBT.

Email info@thefsc.earth to get in touch with me.


  • Postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (with distinction), Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience; King’s College London
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Aston University
  • Accredited as a Psychologist by the Health & Care Professions Council, UK
  • Registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Dubai Health Authority

Areas of Experience

  • CBT for anxiety disorders
  • Perinatal anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Health anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • CBT to manage menopause symptoms